Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, Cultural Conflicts, Dynastic Continuities

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As the first comprehensive volume devoted entirely to women of both the Spanish and Austrian Habsburg royal dynasties spanning the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection illuminates their complex and often contradictory political functions and their interrelations across early modern national borders. The essays in this volume investigate the lives of six Habsburg women who, as queens consort and queen regent, duchesses, a vicereine, and a nun, left an indelible mark on the diplomatic ...

Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, Cultural Conflicts, Dynastic Continuities 2013, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472411648

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